​Chair, Women and Child Health Division

​Chair, Women and Child Health Division​
Medical College, Pakistan
​Aga Khan University (AKU), a private, self-governing international university chartered in Pakistan in 1983, is a role model for academic, research and service programmes in health and higher education in the developing world. The University currently has teaching sites in Pakistan, East Africa, the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, and is a major component of Aga Khan Development Network.
The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospitals (AKUH) in Karachi and Nairobi have well-equipped investigative services and provide state-of-the-art clinical facilities. AKUH Karachi is the first hospital in Pakistan to have been awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for practicing the highest internationally-recognized healthcare standards.
The Women and Child Health Division has been established with a vision to be the leading academic centre in the field of maternal and child health, recognized nationally and globally for excellence in education, research, and clinical care. The Division comprises the Departments of Paediatrics & Child Health and Obstetrics & Gynaecology and the Section of Feto-maternal & Neonatal Medicine. The mission of the Division is to make effective and meaningful contributions to the health of women and children in Pakistan and in the developing world through the pursuit of the highest quality clinical services, innovative educational and training programmes and pioneering research and discovery.
​Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Chair, Women and Child Health Division.


The Chair will have the overall responsibility for the conduct of the academic and service mandate of the Division, consistent with the mission and policies of the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital, inclusive of the outreach facilities. He/she will primarily be responsible for promoting cohesiveness among the departments and sections, and for resource mobilization for the division. The Division Head will report to the Dean, Medical College with respect to faculty issues, academic and service goals and to both the Dean and Hospital CEO for faculty and service issues.


Candidates must have a medical degree with post-graduate qualifications in Paediatrics or Obstetrics & Gynaecology and notable achievements in clinical service, education and research as a full Professor. He/she must possess extensive leadership and administrative experience at a senior level and strong interpersonal skills. Developing country experience will be preferable.

The appointment will be initially for three years, renewable for a further two years subject to performance review.

To Apply

Please send your application and detailed CV along with names and contact details (including email addresses) of at least three referees familiar with your recent work history to recruitment@aku.edu and mention the position applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.